December 12, 2021 Bulletin

By grace alone, through faith alone, because of Christ alone

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer


Introit ~ “Jerusalem, Lift Up Thy Voice”


* Hymn ~ “Joy Has Dawned”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Luke 2:8-14


* Hymn #223 ~ “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Philippians 4:4-9


Assurance of Pardon


* Hymn ~ “O Holy Night!”


Means of Grace

Sacrament of Baptism


Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Genesis 3:16-24


New Testament Reading: 1 Timothy 1:12-17


Sermon: “The First Sermon” (Genesis 3:15)


Hymn #211 ~ “God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen”




Response and Blessing

* Doxology to the tune of “For All the Saints” #358


Praise ye the Lord, His mighty works acclaim:

His years are endless, yet is He the same

O sing His praise, give glory to His holy name:

Alleluia, Alleluia. Amen


* Blessing/Benediction


[* indicates to please stand]


Sermon Notes

“The First Sermon”
(Genesis 3:15)

I. Introduction


II. The Context


III. The Gospel According to Genesis 3:15


A. To Satan’s surprise


B. The great divide


IV. Conclusion and Application


A. A sketch of the gospel


B. More information?



Today: Nursery for children birth through three during SS and Worship.


Today: The “Worship Training Room” (across from kitchen) is available for young families (livestream available).


Communication from us? Please fill out a pink card (on Information Table)


Today: Gauging interest for Church camping trip this summer; sign up in FH


Today: Children’s Christmas Pageant, 3pm; dozen cookies to share afterward


Wednesday: Men’s Bible Study; 6pm dinner, study, and prayer till 7:30pm


Friday: Church Christmas Party, 6-8pm; $10 gift exchange; bring hors d’oeuvres and dessert


December 20: “Gingerbread House Competition” and pizza, 6th-12th grade, 5:30pm


December 25: Christmas Day Worship; 10-11am


December 28: Help take decorations down? 11am


January 22: 25th Church Anniversary Dinner and Celebration


Baby/Bridal Shower Organizer: Interested? See Pastor Rich


Please: Food and drink limited to Fellowship Hall. Thank you.


Pantry: Food available for our families in kitchen


Next Week’s Sermon Text: Genesis 6-9


“Amending the Soil” Christian Education Conference

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